Business Resilience - A guide to protecting your business and its people

Being prepared for the worst situation that could occur is a sensible policy for dealing with lesser disruptions, and the process of business continuity management will inevitably increase the resilience of your business to disruptions of any size. The process of identification of potential threats, ways of risk reduction and calculation of the most effective response will prove to be a vital tool to any organisation in the wake of a major incident or disaster. Experience proves that it is a lot easier to plan for the likely effects of potential disaster coolly and objectively in advance, than react in the aftermath. This document provides an introduction to ways in which management can adopt measures which will help a business survive the effects of a significant and potentially damaging event, such as a flood or a terrorist incident. This approach to business resilience delivers a framework on which a company can build, whatever its size and whatever the nature of its business.